Exotic vs. Classic Granite

Granite is one of the most durable materials on the planet. From a designer’s point of view, it is also one of the most versatile because it comes in a wide range of colors and patterns. No two granite pieces are truly identical, even if they are taken from the same slab. They are a designer’s and homeowner’s dream material.

Most of us are quite familiar with the more traditional colors of this amazing material – rich dark grays, cheerful light creams, tantalizing reds and mysterious greens evocative of a tropical rain forest. They have complemented and enhanced many a suburban home as well as modern high-rises in major cities for many years.

New Patterns and Colors

Lately, more exotic slabs of granite have hit the market. They come with names such as Blue Bahia, Yellow Wood and Van Gogh granite. Blue Bahia granite comes across as an aerial view of the open sea, while Yellow Wood features huge brown whorls reminiscent of the mesmerizing patterns commonly found in tree stumps. Van Gogh granite features a resplendent sea of blue and golden brown, like his starry night reflected on a passing ocean wave.

You can imagine the possibilities presented by this new generation of granite colors and patterns. However, as in every design endeavor, personal taste is still the determining factor. Some people prefer the rich, elegant look and feel of classic granite. There is a deep sense of serenity that can be discovered in being surrounded by something familiar and traditional. For people who prefer an edge or who have a taste for the unusual, the bold patterns and colors of exotic granite would probably be more appealing.

As one of the leading suppliers of granite countertops, we take great pride in our impressive inventory of countertop materials. From marble to copper and stainless steel, you are sure to find the material that suits your budget and lifestyle in our showrooms. Your search for the source of premium countertops in the Southeast is over.

  • Our kitchen looks awesome!

    “I wanted to tell you what a wonderful experience Mike and I had with putting in our granite counters last week. We had never done a make-over before, so when my husband suggested putting in granite counters I groaned.  Little did I know at the time how smooth and painless everyone at Premier Surfaces would make it. Every encounter was extremely professional. Our kitchen looks awesome and I really appreciate having the opportunity to work with such a great group of people. If we ever decide to do anything like that in the future we will use definitely use Premier Surfaces.”

    Mike and Janet

  • Done right the FIRST time!

    “I walked in on a Friday, and was surprised to see just how busy they were — always a good sign of how a business is doing. In the process of waiting my turn, a number of people asked if I had been assisted yet. Customer service isn’t something you get in most places these days. I walked around their facility and really got a different feel compared to how I felt at other granite shops. The selection was great, everyone was friendly, and they took the time to teach me about the differences in quality for all of the chioces of a fabricator out there. The professionalism, friendly and incredibly knowledgable staff set them apart from the other “competitors”. My kitchen looks beautiful and the investment in my home was well worth it to have it completed correctly THE FIRST TIME. I will be upgrading a few bathrooms in the future and can’t think of any other granite fabricator I’d rather use.”

    -Maggie